Dr. Sutters attended Kutztown University for both his B.S. and M.A, in Art Education in Kutztown, PA. He completed coursework towards an MA in Printmaking at Marywood University in Scranton, PA and attained his doctorate degree at the Ohio State University.
Professor Sutters has extensive art teaching experience with all grade levels. He taught in the Allentown School District in PA for 7 years and also taught at a K-12 private school in São Paulo, Brazil for two years. At OSU, he taught art education courses for elementary education majors and also was a Student Teacher Supervisor for art education students.
As an extension of his graduate thesis, Dr. Sutters continued his exploration of the notion of travel. His dissertation explored how undergraduate students come to know and represent their experiences in urban/inner-city schools through an ethnographic method that employs the use of GIS software and handheld devices. He has also extended his injury in Brazilian art education and has received numerous grants to perform research and present his findings in Brazil and also regularly presents at the National Art Education Conference. He was a consultant for Ohio's Department of Education in their process of updating their visual arts standards. He currently teaches coursework in curriculum, assessment, pre-service practices, and supervises SIUE student teachers.